The city of Sodom, situated beside the Dead Sea, was destroyed by fire by God’s intervention (Genesis 13 and 14) as he was unhappy with the behavior of its inhabitants with regard to homosexuality. The terms “sodomite” and “sodomized” came from the name of this city.
A cidade de Sodoma, situada junto ao Mar Morto, teria sido destruída pelo fogo por intervenção de Deus (Génesis, 13 e 14) descontente com o comportamento dos seus habitantes no que respeitava à homossexualidade. Do seu nome se processaram os termos sodomita e sodomizado.
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)-'Lot fleeing with his daughters from Sodom'-oil and tempera on panel-ca 1498 Washington-National Gallery of Art
John Martin (1789-1854)-'the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah'-oil on canvas-1852
Jules-Auguste-Joseph Laurens (1825-1901)-'the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah'-etching
Unknown (15th century)-'Lot leaving Sodom' from Hartman Schedel; Nuremberg Chronicle, fol. 21r
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)-'Lot's flight from Sodom'-1625 Paris-Musée du Louvre